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12.10.12

Pancetta in a Butter Sauce: Foodie Friday

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Pancetta in a butter sauce
Pancetta in a Butter Sauce

I had a foodie weekend in NYC with my daughter not too long ago that I will write about soon. For lunch one day we ate in Eatlay and I had this dish. I loved the simplicity of it, so I had to figure out how to duplicate it. Simple things are not always simple to make the first time... it took a few trys to get the flavors balanced.

Pancetta in a Butter Sauce

by Diane Balch

Preparation time: 20 minutes                              Serves: 4 - 6

Ingredients:

8 oz of Pancetta diced
1 stick of unsalted butter 
1/2 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
16 oz of tagliatelle paste (Schar gluten-free)
Coarsely ground black pepper

Note: You can substitute bacon for pancetta and medium egg noodles for tagliatelle.

Directions:

1) Get pasta water boiling with 2 tablespoons of salt in it.

2) While the water is boiling, fry the pancetta in a large skillet and put aside in a bowl.

3) Drain the skillet of pancetta grease then melt the butter in it.

4) When the pasta is cooked add it to the melted butter and toss it with the pancetta and cheese and some pepper.

Note: Do not use salted butter or add salt to this dish. The pancetta and parmesan have enough salt in them. Also, do not leave the bacon grease in the pan. I made this mistake and it was too oily and heavy mixed with the butter.

pancettabutterpeppertagliatelleItalian recipe http://verygoodrecipes.com/italia 
Finito... semplice




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From: Ms. enPlace

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42 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for another party Diane
    Wishing you a great weekend

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    1. You too Winnie always great to hear from you.

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  2. This week's spotlights were one better than the next. I just love all of Ms. enPlace's recipes! Thanks for hosting!

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    1. Ms enPlace is a great blog. Her recipes are regularly terrific. Thanks for coming by.

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  3. Lovely features, and what a wonderful, simply delicious pasta recipe. Thank you for hosting!

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    1. April you will love this pancetta recipe.. it is so homey and delicious... so simple. Glad to hear from you.

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  4. Can't wait to hear more about your trip to NY. Great looking pasta. Thanks so much for hosting and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.
    Sam

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    1. My Monday post shares some pics of Eatlay and a little review... really terrrific place to visit... a foodie paradise.

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  5. Thanks for hosting, have a great weekend!

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  6. Thanks so much for the feature! That pasta looks amazing!

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  7. Thank you for hosting, Diane! Have a great weekend!

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  8. Hello!

    this week i’ve shared a rant (read: nuanced view) of localism. thank you, as ever, for hosting us. :)

    and don’t forget that my linky party – the Wednesday Fresh Foods Link Up is still open for business. And by business, I mean sharing your real/whole food and seasonal posts. Not actually business.

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    1. I stopped by on Wed... love the green car. Hey, everyone else...drop by Kristy's blog great food...truly.

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    2. aw you little monkey :) haha - thanks for the plug.

      pancetta and butter sauce?? i am in love. with the dish. but you're a close second ;)

      thank you for sharing with us at the Wednesday Fresh Foods Link Up! I hope to see you again with week with more seasonal & fresh/whole food posts :) xo, kristy

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  9. Wow, another great recipe Diane. I think our taste in food is very similar. I like this with a hint of garlic as well

    Dan Garner
    ZenPresence.com

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    1. I can see garlic being good... but try it first with just the pepper. What impressed me when I had this in the restaurant was the pleasure of the simple ingredients.

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  10. Happy Friday! I love that the weather is changing and thoughts are of pumpkins, spices and hot teas. Usually, I make Ginger Snaps this time of year. I love those dang cookies, but hate the calories, the sugar and the shortening. I came up with a recipe for Skinny Ginger Puff Cookies (# 28 ) that I've linked up today. I hope you enjoy-they are delicious, without the guilt!
    Rebekah ~ www.potholesandpantyhose.com

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  11. I love pancetta! I make a Tuscan style meatloaf topped with it. Now I want some! Your recipe looks so delicious! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  12. Hi Diane,
    I just love your Pancetta Sauce, it looks so rich and creamy. Hope you are having a great day and thanks for hosting!
    Miz Helen

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  13. I'm not a big pasta without marinara sauce fan, but this looks like a great balance of flavors! I'll have to give it a try.

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  14. Your recipe looks delicious! Thanks for hosting and sharing every week :-)
    Linda

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  15. Another mouth watering recipe, yummy! Thank you Diane for hosting a great party!

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  16. Hi Diane, your Pancetta in a Butter Sauce dish looks delicious! Pinning! Thanks for testing it and sharing the recipe! Hope you have a great weekend. Cheers! Oh, and a BIG thank you for hosting the party!

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  17. Thanks for hosting again this week Diane, some amazing things on the list to try :)

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  18. This pasta looks simple, yet packed with flavor. Pinning it for my son--the pasta freak!

    Thank you for the feature and for hosting.

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  19. This pasta dish does look good, Diane, and easy. And, simple to have portion control. Thanks for going through all the experimentation to get to the perfect dish. Will try.

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  20. I just entered a post here for my first time! It's about dehydrating tomatoes. I'm really looking forward to checking out lots of those delicious-looking recipes. Wow! :) Thanks so much for hosing this!

    Sincerely
    Natalia
    (http://preputilityvehicle.blogspot.ca/2012/10/books-available-oct-12-2012-and.html)

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  21. Diane,
    Thanks for the wonderful party. Have a great weekend :)
    Michelle

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  22. A wonderful link up...the pancetta in butter looks delish! Have a beautiful weekend. Blessings~

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  23. The pasta sounds so good!! I've been wanting to visit Eatley too!

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  24. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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  25. I love your recipe! Thank you for sharing it with us at Cast Party Wednesday! ~Sheryl @ Lady Behind The Curtain~

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  26. Looks like a great recipe! Love pancetta! Thanks for joining Foodie Friends Friday! Please come back on Sunday to VOTE!

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  27. Hi Diane, I’m Anne from Life on the Funny Farm (http://annesfunnyfarm.blogspot.com), and I’m visiting from Wicked Good Weds.

    Hmmm, I don't know what I like betteer about this recipe: its simplicity or its yumminess. I'll have to give it a try so I can resolve this issue. Thanks for sharing!

    Anyway, it’s nice to “meet” you! Hope you can pop by my blog sometime to say hi…

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    1. Great to meet you Anne,
      Quite an interesting life you lead on the farm. We have horse farms around were I live and a lot of people keep chickens and goats. We keep bees. http://simplelivingdianebalch.blogspot.com/2012/04/be-bee-backyard-beekeeping-basics.html
      Hope to see you around. Check out our food party this Friday.

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  28. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share this week! Have a wonderful week.
    Michelle

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  29. Thanks for sharing with Simple Meals Friday! I hope you join us again this week!

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  30. Oh so very good! Pancetta is one of my favorite things. The simplicity of this dish makes it a perfect side that will go with a lot of entrees. Thanks for sharing this at the Wicked Good Wednesday Blog Party at http://www.wildernesswife.com

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